Saturday, July 4, 2009

Masala chai (spiced black tea)

In India people drink chai on many occasions. Whenever somebody comes to visit it is offered along with some biscuits or other snack.
I could not start my day without a cup of this delicious beverage.


- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 ½ Tbsp. loose black tea leaves
- 3 green cardamom pods
- 1 Tsp. chai masala
- 1 inch piece ginger, grated
- Sugar to taste


In a small pot heat milk and water. Add tea leaves, chai masala, ginger, cardamom and sugar. Mix well and let come to a boil. Take off heat and let steep for 3-4 minutes. Strain and serve.

You can buy chai masala in any Indian grocery store or make your own.

To make chai masala on your own mix 6 Tbsp. ginger powder, 1 Tbsp. clove powder, 1 Tbsp. black pepper powder, 2 Tbsp. cardamom powder and 2 Tbsp. cinnamon.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oooo This look delicious and pretty simple to make! Thanks for the heads up : )



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